Lawn mower safety is important to people of all ages – not just children. Although children are especially susceptible and vulnerable to injur resulting from lawn mower misuse, adults are also injury prone. An adult can just as easily be harmed by a lawn mower as can a child. So here are a few useful and general safety tips for anyone who plans to use a lawn mower this summer:
Never wear sandals while mowing; sturdy shoes are always required.
Survey the yard before mowing; pick up stones, toys and debris first from the lawn to prevent injuries from unexpected flying objects.
Always wear eye protection, as well as hearing protection
Use a mower that will stop moving if the handle is accidentally released.
Start and refuel mowers outdoors- not in a garage. Refuel with the motor turned off and when the motor is cool.
Wait for blades to stop completely before removing the grass catcher, unclogging the discharge chute, or crossing gravel roads.
When buying a new mower, check for a safety feature that has a blade or brake clutch that stops the blade each time the operator releases the handle.
Accidents involving the use of a lawn mower may be the result of another individual’s careless behavior. If you or someone you know has been injured due to the negligence of another person, then contact our experienced personal injury attorneys here at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC by calling 800.637.8170 24 hours a day, seven days a week.